Ask Dr. Carl: LunaRich Q/A

Excited about the launch of Reliv’s latest nutrition breakthrough, LunaRich? We are too! We also know you probably have some questions about what this amazing new breakthrough means to your health.

We invite you to post your questions below, and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Carl Hastings will answer them for you!

UPDATE: 1/20/12, 1pm CST – We will reopen commenting on this blog post when Dr. Carl returns to the office on Monday for more answers! Thanks to everyone who participated in the Q&A today and have a great weekend! ~Annie @ Reliv HQ

UPDATE: 1/25/12 – Dr. Carl is vacationing in sunny Hawaii with the Reliv Presidential All-Stars who earned the trip this year. To be the first to find out which product will incorporate LunaRich, attend the 2012 Reliv National Conference! Register today! ~Annie @ Reliv HQ

153 thoughts on “Ask Dr. Carl: LunaRich Q/A

  1. I read in Ode magazine, Oct./Nov. 2011, in the Health and Healing section, that unfermented soy inhibits the functioning of the pancreas. The article is Be a rebel! Improve your well-being by focusing on promoting health instead of preventing illness. By H.C. Moolenburgh.
    The article starts on page 30; the statement is on page 32. It may be on http://www.Odewire.com. The original article was called You can do more than you think, and was published in Dutch by Lemniscaat.
    I second the questions about offering product without artificial colors and flavors, and other ‘technical excipient’ additives, and the positive goal of sourcing ingredients organically where possible.
    I was product development manager for Source Naturals and Planetary Formulas for eight years, and a consultant to the supplement induatry for six years, and I would like to have a system in place for selling to physicians who practice complementary and alternative medicine, and non-MD practitioners as well. It would seem that we could compete in the natural health market at that level, as long as we can provide original published research that supports structure and function statement labeling, and that demonstrates efficacy superior to what Naturopathic Doctors have access to now. This might or might not be true for all products, but it should be true for your ReverseAge formula that allows release of human growth hormone, and other breakthroughs. I can do that kind of selling. I am not comfortable with enthusiastic stories alone as a process for selecting supplements. My job entailed reading the original research studies, and review articles, and determining for the company whether they were likely to be valid, as well as interpreting them for label and literature copy, systematically establishing the basis for formulation through structure and function statements. I prefer to know all that the company knows, and be able to say what we know to health care professionals who need to know enough to develop a preliminary testing protocol for its use with their patients.
    Regards,
    Mark Roest

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    1. Hello, Mark. Thanks for your feedback. Nothing is more important to me than the science behind Reliv products. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to making sure our products are effective, safe and cutting-edge. Our products are rooted in the latest nutrition science research. On the product pages, you can find benefits sheets that list key ingredients and how they work. To learn more about the science of Reliv, please visit reliv.com and click on “The Science of Reliv” under the “About Us” tab. And here is a link to more information about our clinical studies: http://www.reliv.com/US/EN/View-Reliv-Clinical-Studies.html. My product information staff is also available to provide additional information or sources you might find helpful. They can be reached at productinfo@relivinc.com. ~Dr. Carl

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  2. Salutations Dr. Carl,

    CONGRATULATIONS on your breakthrough! We are all grateful for your hard work and dedication to improving our health. Hope that you will consider offering “LunaRich” in more than just (1) product …!
    My question is this: Is or will the use of “MONSANTO” and or Genetically Modified (GMO) soy ever be used in the making and or testing of RELIV / MPSC soy products?
    Thank you again for all that you do!

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    1. Good morning, W.B. Monsanto is not involved in Reliv’s partnership with the MPSC. A list of the partners involved can be found at http://mopsc.org. Reliv products contain non-GMO soy and our testing is conducted on non-GMO soy. ~Dr. Carl

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  3. Salutations Dr. Carl,

    CONGRATULATIONS on your breakthrough! We are all grateful for your hard work and dedication to improving our health. Hope that you will consider offering “LunaRich” in more than just (1) product …!
    My question is this: Is or will the use of “MONSANTO” and or Genetically Modified (GMO) soy ever be used in the making and or testing of RELIV / MPSC soy products?
    Thank you again for all that you do!

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    1. Good morning, W.B. Monsanto is not involved in Reliv’s partnership with the MPSC. A list of the partners involved can be found at http://mopsc.org. Reliv products contain non-GMO soy and our testing is conducted on non-GMO soy. ~Dr. Carl

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  4. Salutations Dr. Carl,

    CONGRATULATIONS on your breakthrough! We are all grateful for your hard work and dedication to improving our health. Hope that you will consider offering “LunaRich” in more than just (1) product …!
    My question is this: Is or will the use of “MONSANTO” and or Genetically Modified (GMO) soy ever be used in the making and or testing of RELIV / MPSC soy products?
    Thank you again for all that you do!

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    1. Good morning, W.B. Monsanto is not involved in Reliv’s partnership with the MPSC. A list of the partners involved can be found at http://mopsc.org. Reliv products contain non-GMO soy and our testing is conducted on non-GMO soy. ~Dr. Carl

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  5. You are my hero, Dr. Carl!
    Will LunaRich help people with better absorbtion? Reliv has given me
    my health back but I still seem to have trouble with absorbtion! That has to be a reason I’m not completly back to perfect health, I take to much product (8 years) for that not to be why.

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  6. You are my hero, Dr. Carl!
    Will LunaRich help people with better absorbtion? Reliv has given me
    my health back but I still seem to have trouble with absorbtion! That has to be a reason I’m not completly back to perfect health, I take to much product (8 years) for that not to be why.

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  7. You are my hero, Dr. Carl!
    Will LunaRich help people with better absorbtion? Reliv has given me
    my health back but I still seem to have trouble with absorbtion! That has to be a reason I’m not completly back to perfect health, I take to much product (8 years) for that not to be why.

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  8. Hi Dr Carl, I’m excited about the potential for this new breakthrough. My question is will it work to reduce cholesterol that comes not from poor diet, but from hereditary factors?

    My mother’s family, and I know others out there too, have high cholesterol that they inherited and cannot be reduced any further by dietary changes, believe me she has tried! Luckily I didn’t inherit, but the potential to help people who don’t like to take drugs reduce their cholesterol more naturally would be a great gift.

    With Gratitude for all your work!

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    1. Hello, D.M. Most cholesterol is produced by your liver. Lunasin has been clinically proven to disrupt production of cholesterol in the liver, and it improves the liver’s ability to clear LDL (bad) cholesterol from the bloodstream. That being said, specific benefits from nutritional products can vary from person to person. I would encourage you to try our product with LunaRich when we make it available next month to see if it helps with your cholesterol. Here is a page on the Reliv website that explains in detail how LunaRich works. I hope you find it helpful: http://www.reliv.com/US/EN/Reliv-LunaRich-Soy-Powder-Cholesterol.html. ~Dr. Carl

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  9. Hi Dr Carl, I’m excited about the potential for this new breakthrough. My question is will it work to reduce cholesterol that comes not from poor diet, but from hereditary factors?

    My mother’s family, and I know others out there too, have high cholesterol that they inherited and cannot be reduced any further by dietary changes, believe me she has tried! Luckily I didn’t inherit, but the potential to help people who don’t like to take drugs reduce their cholesterol more naturally would be a great gift.

    With Gratitude for all your work!

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    1. Hello, D.M. Most cholesterol is produced by your liver. Lunasin has been clinically proven to disrupt production of cholesterol in the liver, and it improves the liver’s ability to clear LDL (bad) cholesterol from the bloodstream. That being said, specific benefits from nutritional products can vary from person to person. I would encourage you to try our product with LunaRich when we make it available next month to see if it helps with your cholesterol. Here is a page on the Reliv website that explains in detail how LunaRich works. I hope you find it helpful: http://www.reliv.com/US/EN/Reliv-LunaRich-Soy-Powder-Cholesterol.html. ~Dr. Carl

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  10. Hi Dr Carl, I’m excited about the potential for this new breakthrough. My question is will it work to reduce cholesterol that comes not from poor diet, but from hereditary factors?

    My mother’s family, and I know others out there too, have high cholesterol that they inherited and cannot be reduced any further by dietary changes, believe me she has tried! Luckily I didn’t inherit, but the potential to help people who don’t like to take drugs reduce their cholesterol more naturally would be a great gift.

    With Gratitude for all your work!

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    1. Hello, D.M. Most cholesterol is produced by your liver. Lunasin has been clinically proven to disrupt production of cholesterol in the liver, and it improves the liver’s ability to clear LDL (bad) cholesterol from the bloodstream. That being said, specific benefits from nutritional products can vary from person to person. I would encourage you to try our product with LunaRich when we make it available next month to see if it helps with your cholesterol. Here is a page on the Reliv website that explains in detail how LunaRich works. I hope you find it helpful: http://www.reliv.com/US/EN/Reliv-LunaRich-Soy-Powder-Cholesterol.html. ~Dr. Carl

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  11. Hello Dr. Carl,
    Do we have a product that will help my DAD of Chronic Dermatitis. Itching when it exacerbates, he could not sleep the entire night and not quite happy at daytime.
    Nothing helps him with Derma specialists and fellows. Prednisone and tons of blood works only helped for a while but still my poor DAD needs something that is just a supplement like our Product, not a script nor a medicine. I will appreciate if you have time in your busy sched to reply soon. Thank you.

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    1. Hi, Luther! At Reliv, we believe optimal nutrition is beneficial for everyone’s health and well-being, but our products are not intended as a treatment for ailments or a substitution for medicine. Many consumers have reported improved health results, and studies have shown that healthy nutrition can improve skin health. However, we do not make any specific claims about our products in relation to any specific skin conditions. Here’s an article that you may be interested to read about nutrition and skin health: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/skin-nutrition. ~Dr. Carl

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  12. Hello Dr. Carl,
    Do we have a product that will help my DAD of Chronic Dermatitis. Itching when it exacerbates, he could not sleep the entire night and not quite happy at daytime.
    Nothing helps him with Derma specialists and fellows. Prednisone and tons of blood works only helped for a while but still my poor DAD needs something that is just a supplement like our Product, not a script nor a medicine. I will appreciate if you have time in your busy sched to reply soon. Thank you.

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    1. Hi, Luther! At Reliv, we believe optimal nutrition is beneficial for everyone’s health and well-being, but our products are not intended as a treatment for ailments or a substitution for medicine. Many consumers have reported improved health results, and studies have shown that healthy nutrition can improve skin health. However, we do not make any specific claims about our products in relation to any specific skin conditions. Here’s an article that you may be interested to read about nutrition and skin health: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/skin-nutrition. ~Dr. Carl

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  13. Hello Dr. Carl,
    Do we have a product that will help my DAD of Chronic Dermatitis. Itching when it exacerbates, he could not sleep the entire night and not quite happy at daytime.
    Nothing helps him with Derma specialists and fellows. Prednisone and tons of blood works only helped for a while but still my poor DAD needs something that is just a supplement like our Product, not a script nor a medicine. I will appreciate if you have time in your busy sched to reply soon. Thank you.

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    1. Hi, Luther! At Reliv, we believe optimal nutrition is beneficial for everyone’s health and well-being, but our products are not intended as a treatment for ailments or a substitution for medicine. Many consumers have reported improved health results, and studies have shown that healthy nutrition can improve skin health. However, we do not make any specific claims about our products in relation to any specific skin conditions. Here’s an article that you may be interested to read about nutrition and skin health: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/skin-nutrition. ~Dr. Carl

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  14. By the way,
    Dr. Carl, I am so proud of Reliv to reach our poor country Philippines but rich in hospitality and warm people.

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  15. By the way,
    Dr. Carl, I am so proud of Reliv to reach our poor country Philippines but rich in hospitality and warm people.

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  16. By the way,
    Dr. Carl, I am so proud of Reliv to reach our poor country Philippines but rich in hospitality and warm people.

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  17. Hi Dr. Carl:

    You are incredible! Thank you for another great product!How does this work with medical proceedures like gastric bypass, lapband and the removal of portions of the small intestine? Will the protective protease inhibitor break down in time for the Lunasin molecules to be absorbed before it leaves the digestive tract?

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  18. Hi Dr. Carl:

    You are incredible! Thank you for another great product!How does this work with medical proceedures like gastric bypass, lapband and the removal of portions of the small intestine? Will the protective protease inhibitor break down in time for the Lunasin molecules to be absorbed before it leaves the digestive tract?

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  19. Hi Dr. Carl:

    You are incredible! Thank you for another great product!How does this work with medical proceedures like gastric bypass, lapband and the removal of portions of the small intestine? Will the protective protease inhibitor break down in time for the Lunasin molecules to be absorbed before it leaves the digestive tract?

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  20. Dr. Carl
    Hi!
    Have been givin the report of a cousin 12 yr old, male, that is disletic, has P.O.T.S., and lastest Physiological or physiologie seizures.
    I want to get him on Reliv products but have a idea what to get him on
    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thank you so much

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    1. V.S., Some individuals have reported great overall health improvements on our essential nutrition products Reliv Now and Reliv Classic, but we cannot make any specific health claims. Reliv products are intended to provide optimal health and well-being, but they are not intended to treat any specific ailments or conditions. I would recommend getting him started on essential nutrition with Reliv Now, Reliv Classic or Reliv Now for Kids for his overall optimal nutrition and well-being. We do recommend showing the products to your physician before starting a nutrition program if you have a medical condition. ~Dr. Carl

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  21. Dr. Carl
    Hi!
    Have been givin the report of a cousin 12 yr old, male, that is disletic, has P.O.T.S., and lastest Physiological or physiologie seizures.
    I want to get him on Reliv products but have a idea what to get him on
    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thank you so much

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    1. V.S., Some individuals have reported great overall health improvements on our essential nutrition products Reliv Now and Reliv Classic, but we cannot make any specific health claims. Reliv products are intended to provide optimal health and well-being, but they are not intended to treat any specific ailments or conditions. I would recommend getting him started on essential nutrition with Reliv Now, Reliv Classic or Reliv Now for Kids for his overall optimal nutrition and well-being. We do recommend showing the products to your physician before starting a nutrition program if you have a medical condition. ~Dr. Carl

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  22. Dr. Carl
    Hi!
    Have been givin the report of a cousin 12 yr old, male, that is disletic, has P.O.T.S., and lastest Physiological or physiologie seizures.
    I want to get him on Reliv products but have a idea what to get him on
    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thank you so much

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    1. V.S., Some individuals have reported great overall health improvements on our essential nutrition products Reliv Now and Reliv Classic, but we cannot make any specific health claims. Reliv products are intended to provide optimal health and well-being, but they are not intended to treat any specific ailments or conditions. I would recommend getting him started on essential nutrition with Reliv Now, Reliv Classic or Reliv Now for Kids for his overall optimal nutrition and well-being. We do recommend showing the products to your physician before starting a nutrition program if you have a medical condition. ~Dr. Carl

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  23. dr carl,
    congrats & thank you sooooo much for all your hard work with all of relivs’ products!! i hope it’s ok to ask about the artificial ingredients… artificial flavorings… in the products! what are they & why are they in the products???? thanks
    sonja oberg, dietitian

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    1. Sonja, thank you for the compliment! LunaRich is an ingredient that does not contain any artificial flavorings, and lunasin is a naturally occurring peptide found in soy. For questions about other specific ingredients, my staff is more than happy to provide the info you need if you could email your questions to productinfo@relivinc.com and I will let them know to expect your inquiry. I’ve developed Reliv formulas over the past 23 years with one goal in mind: to deliver the best possible products for everyone who uses them, including my own family. We take nothing for granted — purity, potency, taste, color, texture and more. Ingredients are selected based solely on how well they meet the needs of our consumers. ~Dr. Carl

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  24. dr carl,
    congrats & thank you sooooo much for all your hard work with all of relivs’ products!! i hope it’s ok to ask about the artificial ingredients… artificial flavorings… in the products! what are they & why are they in the products???? thanks
    sonja oberg, dietitian

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    1. Sonja, thank you for the compliment! LunaRich is an ingredient that does not contain any artificial flavorings, and lunasin is a naturally occurring peptide found in soy. For questions about other specific ingredients, my staff is more than happy to provide the info you need if you could email your questions to productinfo@relivinc.com and I will let them know to expect your inquiry. I’ve developed Reliv formulas over the past 23 years with one goal in mind: to deliver the best possible products for everyone who uses them, including my own family. We take nothing for granted — purity, potency, taste, color, texture and more. Ingredients are selected based solely on how well they meet the needs of our consumers. ~Dr. Carl

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  25. dr carl,
    congrats & thank you sooooo much for all your hard work with all of relivs’ products!! i hope it’s ok to ask about the artificial ingredients… artificial flavorings… in the products! what are they & why are they in the products???? thanks
    sonja oberg, dietitian

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    1. Sonja, thank you for the compliment! LunaRich is an ingredient that does not contain any artificial flavorings, and lunasin is a naturally occurring peptide found in soy. For questions about other specific ingredients, my staff is more than happy to provide the info you need if you could email your questions to productinfo@relivinc.com and I will let them know to expect your inquiry. I’ve developed Reliv formulas over the past 23 years with one goal in mind: to deliver the best possible products for everyone who uses them, including my own family. We take nothing for granted — purity, potency, taste, color, texture and more. Ingredients are selected based solely on how well they meet the needs of our consumers. ~Dr. Carl

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